Jewish conservatism is political and social conservatism rooted in or inspired by Judaism and specifically Jewish concerns.

In a 2015 essay for Mosaic, Eric Cohen identified three planks of Jewish conservatism: Jewish ideas about traditional family, hawkish foreign policy, and economic liberalism.[1]

Neoconservatism is an American political movement that formed in opposition to the New Left. Many American Jewish conservatives either identify personally or have been categorized as Neoconservative; though the term in general post-Bush Administration has taken on a negative connotation (Neocon or Neo-Con is usually derogatory) and will nowadays find few American conservatives actually espousing to be Neoconservative. Many Neoconservatives were Jews disillusioned by leftist anti-Zionism.[2][3]


  1. ^ Cohen, Eric. "The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism". Mosaic. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  2. ^ Vaïsse, Justin (2010). Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement. Harvard University Press. p. 273. ISBN 9780674050518.
  3. ^ Gharib, Ali (30 October 2012). "Neoconservative ≠ Jewish Conservative". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 10 May 2019.